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Old wounds are reopened when Lynley investigates the disturbing death of his godson more than a decade after the boy's disappearance.

Lynley is convinced that Julia's death is somehow tied to her brother's abduction and death 15 years ago, but things are complicated when he becomes the prime suspect in the case.

Fanny Hill

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of John Cleland's infamous novel. In need of money, Fanny becomes mistress to the enigmatic Mr H. Jealous of her love for Charles, he expels Fanny from his home. Show more

Contributors

Jimmy McGovern's Moving On

Series 9

Episode 5: The Registrar

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Contemporary drama series. A middle-aged marriage registrar is forced to re-evaluate her thoughts on life and love when she discovers her husband is having an affair. Show more

Love in Recovery

Series 2

Gillian

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Gillian doesn’t want to join the group, not even for a biscuit - she just wants listening to. With Samantha Bond. From 2016. Show more

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Series 2

Episode 11: The Enemy of the Bane - Part 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Children's drama series. When former enemy Mrs Wormwood appears asking for help, Sarah Jane must turn to an old friend from her time with the Doctor. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith:
Elisabeth Sladen
Clyde Langer:
Daniel Anthony
Luke Smith:
Tommy Knight
Rani Chandra:
Anjli Mohindra
Mrs Wormwood:
Samantha Bond
Sir Alistair:
Nicholas Courtney
Gita Chandra:
Mina Anwar
Haresh Chandra:
Ace Bhatti
Voice of Mr Smith:
Alexander Armstrong
Producer:
Nikki Smith
Writer:
Phil Ford
Director:
Graeme Harper

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Series 2

Episode 12: The Enemy of the Bane - Part 2

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Children's drama series. The team discover a traitor in their midst when Luke is kidnapped by Mrs Wormwood and Kaagh, and they prepare for a showdown. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith:
Elisabeth Sladen
Clyde Langer:
Daniel Anthony
Luke Smith:
Tommy Knight
Rani Chandra:
Anjli Mohindra
Mrs Wormwood:
Samantha Bond
Sir Alistair:
Nicholas Courtney
Gita Chandra:
Mina Anwar
Haresh Chandra:
Ace Bhatti
Major Cal Kilburne:
Simon Chadwick
Director:
Graeme Harper

Woman's Hour

Hiafaa al-Mansour; Exercise in pregnancy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Haifaa al-Mansour on Wadjda, exercise during pregnancy, and why are women in literature always punished for infidelity? Samantha Bond and Louise Doughty discuss with Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Haifaa al-Mansour
Interviewed Guest:
Chong Kim
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Bond
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty

Drama

CS Forester - The African Queen

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

To boost the First World War effort, Rose convinces cowardly Charlie to lend his rickety steam-powered boat. With Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Charlie:
Toby Jones
Samuel Sayer:
Stephen Critchlow
German Sailor:
Mark Edel-Hunt
German Sea Captain:
David Acton
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville

Genres

Brand

Drama

A Good Read

Samantha Bond and Jason Cowley

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actress Samantha Bond and editor of the New Statesman Jason Cowley join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, by Donna Tartt, Joseph Conrad and Hamid Ismailov. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Bond
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Cowley

Drama on 3

The Physicists

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Samantha Bond stars as a psychiatrist in Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic farce about three theoretical physicists who believe they are Einstein, Newton and Möbius. Show more

Contributors

Doctor Von Zahnd:
Samantha Bond
Newton:
Thom Tuck
Einstein:
John Bett
Nurse Monika/Mrs Rose:
Madeleine Worrall
Head Nurse:
Yonnie Fraser
Producer:
Matt Thompson

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Sue Perkins hosts as Michael Vaughan, Samantha Bond, Bonnie Wright and Johnny Vaughan enter the tent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Participant:
Michael Vaughan
Participant:
Samantha Bond
Participant:
Bonnie Wright
Participant:
Johnny Vaughan
Participant:
Nicola Adams
Executive Producer:
Anna Beattie
Series Producer:
Samantha Beddoes

Antiques to the Rescue

Episode 2: The Haining

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

John Foster helps to prop up historic houses by uncovering valuable heirlooms that the families can sell. The trustees left in charge of a decaying mansion need help. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Foster
Narrator:
Samantha Bond
Narrator:
Samantha Bond
Director:
Heidi Perry
Director:
Heidi Perry
Series Producer:
Nicola Kingscote
Executive Producer:
Simon Shaw
Executive Producer:
Simon Shaw

The Secret Life of Books

The Secret Life of Children's Books

Episode 1: Five Children and It

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Samantha Bond reveals how a rootless childhood and terrible personal tragedy led Edith Nesbit to create a new kind of children's fiction, a blend of magic and realism. Show more

Antiques to the Rescue

Episode 1: Borris House

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

John Foster helps to prop up historic houses by uncovering valuable heirlooms that the families can sell. He visits the Kavanagh family at Borris House in Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Foster
Narrator:
Samantha Bond
Narrator:
Samantha Bond
Director:
Julia Foot
Director:
Julia Foot
Series Producer:
Nicola Kingscote
Executive Producer:
Simon Shaw
Executive Producer:
Simon Shaw

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Invasion of the Bane

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Children's drama following an investigative journalist. When Maria meets the mysterious Sarah Jane Smith, she enters a world of intrigue, danger and monsters. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith:
Elisabeth Sladen
Maria Jackson:
Yasmin Paige
Luke Smith:
Tommy Knight
Alan Jackson:
Joseph Millson
Chrissie Jackson:
Juliet Cowan
Producer:
Matthew Bouch
Mrs Wormwood:
Samantha Bond

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

British comedy. A fading Hollywood action hero is tricked into performing in an amateur production of King Lear in a tiny Suffolk village. Show more

Contributors

Jefferson Steel:
Burt Reynolds
Dorothy Nettle:
Samantha Bond
Nigel Dewberry:
Derek Jacobi
Jane Jarvis:
Lorraine Ashbourne
Verity Nettle:
Gemma Lawrence
Charlie Rosenberg:
Charles Durning
Amanda Blacke:
Camilla Arfwedson
Mike Bell:
Peter Wight
Lauren Bell:
Kelly Price
Rupert Twist:
Alistair Petrie
Director:
Andy Cadiff
Writer:
John Ross
Writer:
Ian Hislop

Formats

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 11 months

4 Extra Debut. Brendan Kings’s biography of the self-proclaimed non-fiction novelist and her early years. Read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 10 months

When Beryl met Alan. Brendan King’s biography of novelist Beryl Bainbridge is read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres